Toy rocket ships must be high on the list of boys toys for Christmas. They can pretend to be Buzz Lightyear, or for the younger ones just that make believe blast off is enough to bring an ear to ear grin to their faces.

We’ve got hold of this beautiful wooden toy rocket by French toy makers, Janod which is working for us on a lot of different levels. First it looks great, of course. But it’s also a little stacking toy that holds together with magnets. It has a little man inside – another hit factor – great colours, and – well – it’s a rocket! How could you go wrong?

The Janod Stacking Magnetic Rocket is available for around £15 at various online retailers. Try or